Dog Stollers, Carriers and Trailers
Many city dog owners are now finding that dog strollers are making life for them and that of their canine friend much more easy. Cities like London, Paris and New York are now littered with dogs in dog strollers, who are on their way to the nearest pastures of green grass. Apartment dwellers in these big cities are now able to take in small to medium dogs and give them a loving home, but with no garden of their own they have to trek to the nearest park for their exercise, so a stroller is the answer to their problems.
Strollers: more practical than pamper
Some dogs are healthy, big enough and capable of walking to the park, playing in the park and then walking back home, giving them far more exercise than a dog who just has their very own yard to exercise in. But in some cases small dogs are getting tired even before they get to the park as they have to travel across the big city on their own four little legs! Places like Central Park are now filled with happy dogs who have made their journey to their doggy destination in the comfort of their very own stroller.
A dog stroller came in very handy when my dog had extensive hip surgery, perfect for his vet check ups too.
Exercising in the Park
Any dog, young or old, fat or thin, fit or out of health should be exercising on their own feet. Even if it’s a slow stroll and sniff around the park. But in some cities just getting to the park is a problem. It’s hard to move a tired dog or a dog that is recovering from surgery, so the use of a stroller will get you all moving at your pace. Without the stroller your dog may only walk part of the journey and then you are stuck on the sidewalk with a tired dog, refusing to budge. You have then either got to drag it back home or carry it yourself.
Being able to take my dog on the subway in his stroller saves me so much time.
Dogs on the road
Me and my dog get out of the city on regular trips now, thanks to my dog cycle trailer.
Some initial training is required so that the dog gets accustomed to the trailer and the neighbouring noisy traffic. A secure strong floor base and a secure leash clip attachment are part of the internal design, that way you have the peace of mind that your dog is securely attached inside the trailer. These type of dog stroller trailers are usually adorned with reflective strips and warning flags so that fellow motorists are aware that you have a pooch on board.
Come rain or shine
I only use my stroller in the height of the summer and in the heavy rain and snow fall. It keeps my dog cool and comfortable and dry and warm. The rest of the year he walks.
A stroller can again get them to the park quickly and safely. Once there they can then get out and exercise safely, do their thing and return to the stroller to recover. A warm blanket in the winter, cool water in the summer, a protective waterproof and weatherproof cover will keep them safe until you get back home.
Getting to the Vets
I don’t have a car so I use a stroller to take my dogs to the veterinary practice. It’s quick, stress free and they can happily relax inside.
They can reserve their energies for getting well instead of burning it all up on walking a fair distance. They also benefit from the privacy of the stroller when they get there. All vet waiting rooms are a chorus of barks, whines and growls and not to mention the stress the sick pets are all going through. Your dog can be simply wheeled in to the consultation room without any fuss. Then home again, snug, safe and warm in the stroller. Some vets will also prescribe weeks or even months of complete rest for your ill dog, so a stroller means you, your family and even the dog can still get about and enjoy most activities.
Some dog owners buy an extra dog crate for this purpose, but if space is tight or money short, a dog stroller is perfect solution. The stroller is their domain and they will feel comfortable inside, especially if the canopy is brought down to give them some privacy. Some dogs actually like popping into a bed or crate when the house is full of guests, like humans, they like a bit of time out and some R&R.
Strollers are good for humans too!
My dog used to stop dead in the street when he got tired. Now he just jumps into his stroller when he has had enough of walking.
Strollers also come in various sizes so you can transport small and medium dogs or even a litter of puppies. There are some larger strollers available for larger breeds but you need to be able to push them along with out hurting yourself in the process!
Strollers are only for dogs who actually need them!
Some only acquire them when their dogs are either too young to walk in the city or who are entering their senior years who needs some help with their mobility. As the fmaous saying goes “there still life in the old dog yet!” A stroller can give more years of quality life to an old pooch living in a big city!
Strollers are perfect for dogs that tire easily from too much walking or senior elderly dogs who can’t walk and run as much as they use to. Dogs like to be out with their owner, so strollers can give you more quality time with your pet instead of leaving them at home, all alone.
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